from early times.
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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Knibbs family name include Knibb, Knibbs, Knebb, Knibs, Nybbe, Nibb, Nibbs and others.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Knibbs surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Knibbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Wm. Knibbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1687
Knibbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Knibbs, who settled in New York in 1830
Knibbs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Thomas Knibbs, aged 21, who arrived in America from Coventry, in 1900
- Francis Knibbs, aged 37, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1912
- Annie Knibbs, aged 50, who arrived in America from Northampton, England, in 1912
- Joseph Knibbs, aged 25, who arrived in America from Northampton, England, in 1912
- Joseph Knibbs, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1918
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Knibbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Knibbs, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
- William Knibbs, aged 19, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"